• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Connects a new MacBook Pro to an old Thunderbolt display

    • Written by Louis A from Waltham

    This cable may not work for all use cases, but if you have a new MacBook Pro (mine is a 2018) and an old Thunderbolt Cinema Display, this will work perfectly without issue - and retain all the functionality of the display's hub. The price tag is a bit excessive, $29 would have been easier to swallow.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazed - Firewire 400 still viable

    • Written by Ian B from Derby

    It works! [T3 > T2 adapter] + [T2 > Firewire 800 adapter] + [Firewire 800 > FireWire 400 adapter] and there is still enough juice to run a portable Firewire 400 disk! Looking forward to Apple's next leap forward, when the number of adapters I'm carrying around to connect my investment in HDD technology that Apple pushed then abandoned may require a wheeled suitcase.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    • Written by Ella C from Park Ridge

    This works on my late 2016 Macbook Pro! The design of it is nice, making it easy to put in and take out. Not much to say, very nice!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DisplayPort Support

    • Written by Ivan D from Victoria

    I see a lot of negative reviews about this product not supporting DisplayPort monitors. It states very clearly in the product description that it supports Thunderbold displays but NOT DisplayPort monitors. It does what it's supposed to do very well. People could save themselves being disappointed (and this applies to any product) by "carefully" reading the product's description and doing a bit of research before purchasing. The vast majority of the negative reviews I've read are totally undeserved because people didn't bother to do their homework first...just saying!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2017 iMac + Thunderbolt Display

    • Written by Brynnlee B from Carlisle

    There are WAY too many negative reviews on this adapter --- and most are likely nonsense. Just connected my 2017 iMac (27" Retina) with this adapter directly to my Thunderbolt Display (purchased in 2015). Works FLAWLESSLY! It recognized it, fired right up and there are no issues.

    Stop reading all the negative reviews -- if your set-up is like mine ... This cable will work. Buy it and move on!

    34 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

    • Written by Guinevere M from Teague

    I was really concerned when I read all of the negative reviews of this product, but I needed it to make my old external drives work with my new MacBook Pro as well as to assist with transferring all of my files from the old MacBook Pro to the new one. This adapter worked perfectly for me. I had no trouble connecting my 2018 15" MacBook Pro to my old MacBook Pro to transfer my files. Furthermore, it works great for me to connect to my external hard drives, which are still running with Firewire 800, an adapter that converts that to a 2nd gen Thunderbolt cable, which was then plugged into this adapter. No problem with the drive mounting and being read or writing to it. This system (albeit a bit on the convoluted, too many dongles side) worked fine with external drives that have a separate power source as well as external drives (such as a LaCie Rugged Drive) that are powered through the Mac. Between the purchase of this adapter and a $40 hub, I am good to go with my new computer and my old peripherals.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but great product

    • Written by darcy T from Tauranga

    Just bought a Macbook 13" 2018 with touch bar (lowest spec) model and needed backwards integration to run my Mackie firewire desk. I now have it daisy chained from firewire cable to thunderbolt 2 cable to this thunderbolt 3 adapter. Works like a charm first time. No noise on cable (as opposed to massive buzz from using noisy 3.5"audio jack. Great product Apple. Saved me having to upgrade my $1500 firewire desk. Recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works if you know what you're buying

    • Written by Kane H from West Horndon

    All the bad reviews of this product are people who don't know what monitor they own and/or don't understand what this adapter does.

    Thunderbolt 1 and 2 reuses the Mini Display Port. Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C. This adapter changes the USB-C Thunderbolt connection to a Mini Display Port Thunderbolt connector.

    It is NOT a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to Mini Display Port connector. So, if your monitor uses a Mini Display Port input like the Apple Cinema Display, this will not work. Your monitor MUST use Thunderbolt as its input.

    I'm using it on dual 34" ultrawide LG monitors and these adapters work perfectly.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a champ....

    • Written by Albert W from Hercules

    Seeing a lot of negative reviews. It is one direction. Your main device must have USB-C port. It will not work if you are going reverse with a Thunderbolt 2 cable to the adapter and then to USB-C external drive.

    It works as intended with my G-Tech ev All-Terrain Case with Thunderbolt. I attach the USB-C end to my latest Macbook Pro and then attach the other end to my external drive. It powers it up and i am able to mount it.

    23 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked like a champ

    • Written by Lo-Cal M from Eugene

    I saw all the reviews saying the adapter didn't work, and I was leery about buying it. I went to the Apple store, took my laptop(MBP 2014), and my Lacie 6TB Thunderbolt 3 hard drive, and setup the config with the adapter. I plugged the Thunderbolt 3 male end into the Lacie drive, plugged Thunderbolt 2 cable to the female end of adapter and to my laptop. Drive appeared on my MBP within seconds. Data transfer is flowing much faster now :) I'd post a pic of the setup, but I don't see that option.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Daisy Chain Dream

    • Written by Anthony S from Tarragindi

    I am using this adaptor with my external hard drive and external monitor. The external monitor uses a display port connection and is connected to the external hard drive, which is then connected to my laptop. Works perfectly! Wake functions work normally.

    This is a very expensive product, but in my case it allows me to use my legacy hardware in the meantime.

    Specifically the setup is as shown:

    Macbook Pro 15" -> USB C to THUNDERBOLT 2 adaptor -> External Hard Drive (THUNDERBOLT) -> External Monitor (daisy chained from external hard drive)

    Specficiation:
    - WD My Book Velociraptor Duo Thunderbolt (2TB)
    - ASUS PA238 Monitor

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for me for an Apogee Duet 1 (with Firewire 400 port)

    • Written by Richard L from Prevost

    I read most of all the negative reviews and hesitated to buy...
    But I took my chance because I still have seen a couple of good reviews related to audio equipment.
    I have a first generation Apogee Duet audio interface that has a Firewire 400 connector. That Apogee Duet 1 audio interface is perfect for my needs and I really didn't want to buy a 800$ Duet 2 (now USB) just because of a connector type...
    I was already using a Thunderbolt 1 to Firewire adapter to the Duet from my old Macbook Air 2011.
    I just got a new Macbook Pro w/touch bar and the 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.
    I couldn't find a single Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire adapter, so I decided to try to daisy chain the 2 adapters, and it worked flawless, hot plugged, no reboot, on first try, nothing further to do.
    Perfectly satisfied. Yes... 59$ is very expensive for an adapter, but with that kind of result, I give it 5 stars.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    • Written by Jamie W from BASINGSTOKE

    This is a review of the actual product, not the price!!

    If you actually take the time to read the product specs, this adapter converts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2/1. It is NOT a DisplayPort adapter. I bought this so I could use my old Elgato Thunderbolt 1 Dock with my new MacBook Pro 2017, and it works perfectly! I can access the Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, audio and USB3 ports on the dock. I can also use it with my Apple Thunderbolt 1 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. I am very pleased with this and it was well worth the £50 to keep using the old dock/adapters working. A lot of the negative reviews of this product are to do with the price. Only you can decide if it is worth the price. For me it was, because I can keep using my existing dock/adapters going, saving me £270. Result! :-D

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Apple Thunderbolt Display to 2016 MacBook Pro w/USB-C

    • Written by Shawn L from Raymond

    Look carefully at negative reviews. If you are an Apple user, using Apple products, such as Thunderbolt Display to a 2016 MacBook Pro with USB-C ports, this works perfectly.

    29 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Has been working perfectly for nearly a year, 100% satisfied

    • Written by Riley M

    I have a 2017 macbook pro 13" no Touch Bar and use this adaptor for my Thunderbolt Display. Works just as well as it did on my air with absolutely no faults, and has been every since July, 2017 when I bought it along with my new pro.

    I use the three USB ports and the ethernet port on the back of the display constantly to 100% satisfaction, though I have never used it to daisy chain multiple displays.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock

    • Written by Jean-Sebastien R from Montreal

    I can now use all my Thunderbolt 2 devices.

    This is my working config :

    MBP 15 inch 2017 > this Adapter > Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Dock > Matrox Triple Head 2 Go (DisplayPort Edition)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Drobo 5D issues with iMac (2017)

    • Written by Mikel M from Atlanta

    When I bought a 2017 iMac I moved my Drobo 5D from my 2013 MBP Retina (which was connected over Thunderbolt) to the iMac using the USB 3 cable that came with the Drobo. I had nothing but problems. Some Time Machine backups would occasionally and inexplicably fail to complete, my iMac would hang or shut down overnight. One time my main Volume on the Drobo even became corrupted. I reset, rebuilt and restored the Drobo from backups 3 different times over USB to no avail. Then I bought this adapter, used the Thunderbolt cable that I had been using with my MBP and reset, reformatted, rebuilt and restored my Drobo 5D from backup again and have had zero issues since. I've read that Drobo has some issues with USB with the iMac. Whatever the cause this adapter completely eliminated all problems for me and for that I think it's well worth the ridiculous price Apple wants to charge for it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Allows Dell laptop to drive thunderbolt display

    • Written by KIN HUNG W from Savoy

    I have a dell laptop with thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) and a thunderbolt display.

    While this may not be officially supported, this adapter allows the dell laptop to drive the display and sound. The FacetimeHD and ethernet do not work as windows complain not having the supported drivers.

    I am happy as I have been using my thunderbolt display with my mac. Now I can use the same display for the dell laptop as well.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by Mark G from Bellbrook

    I bought 2 of these to use with a new 2017 iMac and external thunderbolt 2 devices. I've got one hooked to a Seagate thunderbolt goflex adapter with a SSD installed. I boot from it. The other adapter goes to a OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock. From the dock I'm using 2 more Seagate goflex adapters (STAE129), one with another SSD installed and the other with a 2.5 inch hard drive, and a Buffalo ministation thunderbolt enclosure (HD-PATU3) with the hard drive removed and an SSD installed. These 3 thunderbolt 2 devices are daisy-chained from the one thunderbolt 2 dock connector. Out of the dock I also have 2 OWC firewire 800 enclosures connected. One with a Bluray drive installed and the other with a removable hard drive. The dock is also providing video to a 20 inch Samsung monitor connected via a HDMI to DVI adapter. So far I've had no problems with this setup.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECTLY!

    • Written by kofa B from Los Angeles

    Don’t let the negative reviews scare you.

    I purchased this adapter at an Apple Store to use with a new (usb-c only) 2016 MacBook Pro.

    It works flawlessly with the Thunderbolt Display.

    6 of 11 people found this useful